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Need advice

Stratford, Canada
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Need advice

I'm planning on going to Praia da Rocha and staying at the Santa Catarina hotel in early march 2013.

I'm not familar with the area, and was wondering if a car rental would be neccesary to explore the area or what options were avaliabe to explore and what attractions would be recommended in the area.

I'm staying for 8 days and would like to no what would be recommended by the from members

dale

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1. Re: Need advice

you might get more info and help if you ask this question on Praia Da Rocha forum as Faro is a long way away from PDR

Algarve, Portugal
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2. Re: Need advice

Yes, if you can, rent a car! Public transportation will not bring you all over the area.

Here's a weblink for more information:

http://www.visitalgarve.pt/visitalgarve/vEN/

Under "downloads" you'll find a monthly program for the entire Algarve as well as several maps, brochures and ebooklets.

If you rent a car, there's a booklet called "tours around the Algarve". If you like to walk, there's also a booklet "guide to trails".

For Praia da Rocha: http://www.praiadarochauncovered.com/

And our national weather website: http://www.ipma.pt/en/index.html

re. forecasts, keep checking back as they change all the time.

Enjoy your holidays!

wirral
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3. Re: Need advice

hi dale

we love staying in praia da roche out of season...

it has a huge beach with a great broadwalk...

plenty of offers around....

Yes its best to pre-book a car hire at home... its an easy straight drive... (even for me!!).....

Enjoy

wendy

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4. Re: Need advice

Thanks for the replays, sorry for posting in the wrong frum I was a little confused of the location.

With a car rental what kind of day trips would be recommended

dale

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5. Re: Need advice

Copying from my answer above:

If you rent a car, there's a booklet called "tours around the Algarve".

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